Lori Loughlin Reportedly Not Returning to Fuller House After College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin will reportedly not return for the fifth and final season of Fuller House as Aunt Becky following her public college admissions scandal.

Per Deadline, a source close to the situation said “She’s toast, it’s over” in regards to her tenure on the Netflix show.

Earlier today, Loughlin was also reportedly cut from the Hallmark Channel, with a representative from Crown Media allegedly stating “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third-party production.”

Further reports by TMZ support both claims, with a source saying “Lori is a guest star and was during the previous 4 seasons and there are currently no plans for her to return to the 5th season.”

Along with over 30 wealthy parents, Loughlin was caught in and arrested for a college admissions fraud scandal that also included Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. The scheme was allegedly spearheaded by William “Rick” Singer, who pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.

For her part in the scandal, Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, both allegedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits for USC’s crew team – despite neither having participated in crew before.

The fourth season of Fuller House was renewed on January 29 2018, and premiered on December 14, 2018. A fifth and final season is set to premiere in late 2019, and will consist of 18 episodes.

Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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